Since my post about an hour ago, I can see that my Gmail account’s storage has gone up about five megabytes. Yep, you’re reading this right: 5 MB in about an hour. At that rate… Whoo… Gmail will hit three gigs in a matter of days. Either Google messed up when they updated the script (and server: the Gmail account shows the same numbers as the login page counter), or they’re radically increasing storage to compete with Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, which have 5 GB and “unlimited” storage, respectively. I wonder what Lifehacker will say when they come across that Gmail Blog post?
Just for reference, the storage has gone up half a megabyte in the time it took to write this post. Mon dieu…
For an up-to-the-six-decimal-places counter, you can go to the Gmail login page (don’t worry, it won’t log you out).